By Libya Herald staff.
Tripoli, 2 April 2016:
Following the declaration by a number of members of the House Representatives (HoR) rejecting yesterday’s . . .[restrict]decision by the EU to sanction HoR president Ageela Saleh for blocking the political process in Libya, its been announced that the Tripoli-based General National Congress (GNC) has now made similar pronouncement about the sanctioning of its president Nuri Abu Sahmain and the man he appointed as prime minister, Khalifa Ghwell. It called the decision “biased”.
It is not known how many members of the GNC signed up to the decision. Abu Sahmain himself is said to be at the GNC’s offices opposite the Rixos Hotel, with the area surrounded by gunmen loyal to him.
The GNC statement also condemned what it said was verbal abuse directed against Sadek Al-Gharyani, the man it considers Libya’s grand mufti, by pro-Serraj demonstrators in Martyrs’ Square last night.
Ghariani may, however, have more to worry about than being called names.
According to the TV station Libya’s Channel, a group of Libyan lawyers based in the UK and Belgium plan to take legal action against him and Salah Badi in courts in Europe for encouraging violence. This week, Ghanian threatened “years of jihad” against the Presidency Council if it did not immediately leave Tripoli.
Unlike Saleh, Abu Sahmain and Ghwell who say that EU sanctions will not hurt them because they have no money or property in Europe, Ghariani is believed to have assets in the UK.